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« on: August 27, 2006 02:03:03 AM »

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I saw a couple of posts of what to do with cross stitch and how useless it can be Smiley Ive stitched a design of my own on a jacket in cross stitch using waste canvas. This lets you stitch a normal cross stitch and then just wash it and you can pull the canvas threads out leaving the stitching behind. Anyway, behold!

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2006 08:00:49 AM »

nice job. what is the name of the canvas? I would love to use it sometime.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2006 09:44:48 AM »

It  really is just called Waste Canvas. The canvas is held together with a strong starch glue which just dissolves away in water and I found it easiest to use tweezers to pull each thread out. I know Zweigart makes it and I bought some at Lincraft in Oz a while back. I dont know of other suppliers but there are undoubtably some. Id guess just ask at your local embroidery shop or google it for an online supplier.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2006 06:04:29 AM »

I forgot about waste canvas!  I did many shirts and sweatshirts using waste canvas back in the day.   
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2006 09:35:43 AM »

It looks awesome! Smiley

I love cross-stitching on clothing, I've used the waste canvas to cross-stitch a Bomb-omb (from Mario) on the back pocket of my jeans and also on the back of a shirt.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006 08:48:41 PM »

What's it eating?  Just curious.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006 03:25:55 AM »

Hah! I new thatd come up... Actually I forgot to finish it all before I took the photo and its actually holding a harp (its an angel after all). I just have to stitch the strings on....
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2006 07:34:21 AM »

I thought it was a bell.
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2006 06:33:07 PM »

That makes sense, and I totally feel stupid!  I kind of thought it was a turkey leg.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2006 04:39:08 AM »

okay, that angel is the most adorable without being sacharin that I've seen a long time! Awesome...
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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2006 01:40:15 PM »

I thot it was an ice cream on a stick.  It does go to show just how much can be done with one or two stitches. Great job.

 My MIL made me a georgeous wallhanging using only cross stitch..I'll try to get it on and show it off soon.
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